Events — 17 Sep 2021

You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy art. In this talk show we’ll take a dive into the work of Nauman, guided by Yuki Kho, Lakshmi, Navid Nuur, Simomo the Private Dancer, Bo Tarenskeen a.o.

Price
Full price: € 12,50 – Reduced rate: € 7,50 (students, CJP-card, Museumkaart, ICOM-card, or another valid entrance ticket) – Children (18 and under): Free
Location
Teijin Auditorium
Time
17 Sep 2021, 8.30 pm until 10 pm
Main language
Dutch
Admission
Tickets
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Pay attention mother fuckers!

— Bruce Nauman

This call comes screaming at us from a canvas by Bruce Nauman from 1973, though in fact it characterizes all of his work. Pay attention to how Nauman elevates the everyday to the level of art, renders the invisible visible, plays with our notions of time and space. This program will introduce you to the extremely versatile output of this “master” and to see Nauman through the eyes of contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines.

Program

With (a.o.):

  • performer/songwriter Lakshmi and producer LudoWic
  • dancer/choreographer Simomo the Private Dancer
  • artist Navid Nuur
  • art journalist Yuki Kho
  • theatre maker/language philosopher Bo Tarenskeen

Moderated and curated by: Mirthe Frese

biographies

BO TARENSKEEN 

Bo Tarenskeen is playwright, author, and director and founder of Theater Na de Dam. He studied philosophy and political science in Amsterdam, Potsdam, and Berlin, followed by an education in directing at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema, and Sound in Brussels. He mainly works interdisciplinary and at the intersection of theatre and philosophy, for example with choreographer Emio Greco, visual artist Roosmarijn Pallandt and neuroscientist Damiaan Denys. His new performance, WITTGENSTEIN, together with pianist Dante Boon, will premiere in Frascati in early November.

LAKSHMI  

Lakshmi is an artist, songwriter and theater maker. Her music is a surprising combination of whisper-soft songs and gritty electronics, supplemented with scratchy guitars and vulnerable strings. Lakshmi herself calls it Pop Noir. As a creator, Lakshmi is known as someone who knows how to visually translate her own world in a very strong way.
Despite her young career - Lakshmi debuted in 2017 with the album 'Lakshmi' and in 2018 she released her second album ‘Siren’ - she already has two theater tours to her name. She is currently touring theaters and pop venues with her new show ‘Huidhonger’ (“touch deprivation”).
This year, she became known to a broader audience through the TV program “Wie is de Mol?”. She also released her single “Empty”, with a video in which top designers such as Ronald van der Kemp participated. “Empty" got a sync on the CBS series "Charmed". Moreover, Lakshmi founded her own platform Only for The Wicked. Recently, Lakshmi was featured in LINDA Magazine with a double interview and impressive photoshoot with Tijl Beckand and she released the single “Grow With You”. 

NAVID NUUR

Navid Nuur lives and works in The Hague. He started out as a graphic designer and illustrator, but around ten years ago decided to move into autonomous work, and quickly became a rising star in the international art world. He has had one-man shows at the Marta Herford Museum in Herford, Germany, at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Parasol Unit in London and the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. Nuur has received the Volkskrant Art Prize (2010), the Charlotte Köhler Prize (2010), the Royal Award for Modern Painting (2011) and the Discoveries Prize at Art Basel in Hong Kong (2013) for his work.

SIMOMO THE PRIVATE DANCER

Simomo (Mohamed Boujarra) is performer, choreographer and artist coach. He studied at the Royal Academy of Contemporary Dance in Antwerp. In 2012 he started a master's research group ISAC (Institute Supérieur des Arts et des Choréographies) under the department Art in Public Spaces at Brussels Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. Collaborating with other artists who combine visual arts, performance and performative arts, inspired him to develop an artistic practice in which art and life are never separated.
Simomo -The Private Dancer- moves, moves you, and is moved by you, in many different contexts and (non)professional spaces (inside/outside). Simomo holds space and helps you to activate it together. With various (cultural, professional, moving) skills that originate in numerous places between Morocco and here. With a varied dance background: starting 'on the streets' where they danced hip-hop, to the Royal Conservatoire of Contemporary Dance in Antwerp. Simomo has also started the Master’s research program ISAC (Institute Supérieure des Arts Chorégraphique) at the Académie des Beaux Arts in Brussels, which will undoubtedly lead to many more fruitful identity crises. Now based in Rotterdam, they like to perform together with artists from the Netherlands. The Private Dancer (TPD) makes cool bubble-gum installations and is a living jukebox full of different moves. Do you want to know more? You can hire Simomo TPD to be a work of art, working art, with you. www.simomo.fun

YUKI KHO 

Yuki Kho talks and writes about the (visual) arts. In her opinion, art is an international language, spoken by everyone, but one needs to realize they are speaking it. In collaboration with Ko van ’t Hek she runs the platform Kunst Kijken met Ko & Kho (“Looking at Art with Ko & Kho”). With Heske ten Cate she produces Naakt op een Kleedje (“Naked on a Rug”), a podcast on female artists. As an editor she produces the radio show Nooit Meer Slapen (“Never Sleep Again”) for broadcaster VPRO.  

MIRTHE FRESE

Mirthe Frese is a moderator, writer and program maker. For De Balie Frese has made successful programs such as De Vrijheidslezing, Grote Denkers and Generatie IK. In 2018, she wrote and performed her first solo performance, Retourtje Polen (“Return Trip to Poland”) for Theater Na de Dam. She is currently working on a historical novel on her Jewish-Moluccan family roots (expected 2022, Nijgh & Van Ditmar publishers). Whether she is writing, making theater, leading a debate or creating a program, her main goal is always to bring together a diversity of stories, histories and opinions.

ABOUT MEET THE MASTERS

You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy art. During each monthly Meet the Masters program you will be introduced to one central, influential artist. In the program we will look at this ‘master’ through the eyes of several guests, who will share their fascination with us in a passionate manner and a variety of forms. 

Coming up

29 October 2021 Meet the Masters: Christien Meindertsma
6 November 2021 Meet the Masters: Museumnacht Special with Afaina de Jong
3 December 2021 Meet the Masters: Sheila Hicks

  • Bruce Nauman, 'Seven Figures', 1985. © 2021 Bruce Nauman / Pictoright Amsterdam / Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    Bruce Nauman, 'Seven Figures', 1985. © 2021 Bruce Nauman / Pictoright Amsterdam / Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • Bruce Nauman, 'Studies for Holograms' (e), 1970. Collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. © 2021 Bruce Nauman / Artists Right Society (ARS), Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York.
    Bruce Nauman, 'Studies for Holograms' (e), 1970. Collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. © 2021 Bruce Nauman / Artists Right Society (ARS), Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York.
  • Bruce Nauman, 'Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square', 1968. Collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Foto: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
    Bruce Nauman, 'Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square', 1968. Collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Foto: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
  • Zaalopname. Bruce Nauman, 'One Hundred Live and Die', 1984, coll. Benesse Holdings, Inc./Benesse House Museum, Naoshima. Foto: Peter Tijhuis © 2021 Bruce Nauman / Pictoright Amsterdam
    Zaalopname. Bruce Nauman, 'One Hundred Live and Die', 1984, coll. Benesse Holdings, Inc./Benesse House Museum, Naoshima. Foto: Peter Tijhuis © 2021 Bruce Nauman / Pictoright Amsterdam

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The Stedelijk presents a large-scale survey of the American artist Bruce Nauman (1941). His free handling of different media and his unlimited drive towards experimentation made him a key figure in today’s art. Nauman is an important inspiration and a benchmark to younger artists. The exhibition shows how Nauman has always worked with themes such as the body, language, control, and the artist’s studio. His work is disturbing, pervasive, absurdist and playful, while often not only a mental but also a physical experience.

Please note that by attending the program you could potentially be filmed and photographed for archival, commercial and/or journalistic purposes. If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed, please contact our staff prior to the program. If you would like us to delete your images, please send an e-mail to publicprogram@stedelijk.nl.

CREDITS

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